This Week 2018-Jan-09 Scout Adventure Racing – Westerfolds 6:30pm

❝Scout Adventure Racing/Suburban Adventure Racing (SAR) is based on the popular sport of orienteering and provides walking, running and navigational training to Scouts, their parents and any other members of the public that want to come along and join in.
Events are held in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne – on Tuesday evenings – during the daylight savings period (October to March).❞

MEETING START: Arrive for 6:30 pm Briefing
LOCATION: Westerfolds Park
Car Park 1. Enter from Fitzsimmons Lane. MEL 33 F1
Full colour orienteering map supplied.
MEETING CLOSE: You must return to the finish at 8.00pm
ORGANISER(S): Darren
Event Page: http://street.orienteering.com.au/
https://vra.rogaine.asn.au/events/eventdetail/97/30/sar-westerfolds-park

Scouts, guides and kids with an adult enter free of charge.
Adults – first event : Initial $7 fee per Adult. Subsequent events $2 per adult.

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UPDATE: 2017-Dec-05 Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Greetings – having checked the Diamond Ck flows, I’m not happy with us sampling in the Diamond Creek tomorrow night as the risk is pretty high.
Diamond Creek, Eltham

The revised plan is to have the Leaders transport the Venturers (and sampling gear) down to Eltham Lower Park, cross the Yarra at the Homestead Rd bridge and sample in the small wetlands in Candlebark Park. The closest of the 4 sites is a bit rubbish (1). The preference would be the most Easterly site (4) as it is small (less distance to walk) and looks like a good site to sample.

We can also do some frog ID using phone apps.
a.) FrogID – https://australianmuseum.net.au/frogid-project
b.) Frog census – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/help-protect-environment/frog-census

YOU MIGHT GET WET!

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall
ORGANISER(S): Liam / Darren

This Week 2017-Dec-05 Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling

platypus

Due to a clash with the Doreen Christmas party, the Vocations Part 2 (Interviews) for this week is being relocated to 13-March-2018.

WHAT ARE WE DOING THEN?
1st Eltham Venturers have a “VENTURERS ENVIRONMENT PROJECT – Platypus Habitat” which has not progressed very far over the last 12 months. This project allows scope for Venturers to work toward their Environment tapes at both Venturer Award and Queen’s Scouts level.

Why sample macroinvertebrates?
Macroinvertebrates are useful indicators of the health or condition of wetlands and other water bodies. They respond to many kinds of pollution, including chemical pollution and physical disturbance to the landscape around the site, wetland structure, and hydrology.

This week we will sample and test some water samples from our “bad” test site in Eltham, and a new site that we will choose. We will see if the macroinvertebrates can tell us a story about the location the water samples were taken, how good the water quality might be and if the area might be good habitat. If you haven’t used the water quality chemical testing kits, it would also be a good night to give them a test.

YOU MIGHT GET WET!

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall
ORGANISER(S): Liam / Darren

This Week 2017-Oct-31 HALLOWSCREAM ðŸŽƒ


Doreen Scout Group’s HALLOWSCREAM night
Term 4 All Section Night. Activities run by the Venturers.
We will be starting at 6:30, so if the Venturers can’t get there by then since it’s an hour earlier than normal for them, that’s ok, we will just have our leaders run things until they get there. We will be having sessions of activities, with a break at some point for sausage sizzle/eating, and then wrapping up the night at 9pm.

MEETING START: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Doreen Scout Group.
Uniting Church Hall, 105 Schotters Rd, Mernda
MEETING CLOSE: 9:00 pm
ORGANISER(S): Bradley
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189973668240184/